Sometimes the past is right in front of you
Heather Conrad has a chance to start over. Thirty days to forget a painful break-up and work on a business plan while house-sitting for her former boss. But last-minute changes leave Heather in charge of watching a lakeside Victorian mansion and her boss's seven-year-old daughter, Izzy. Then unsettling events convince Heather something isn't right around the house.
Security systems installer Ryan Tobin's goal is to become a police detective. Within hours of meeting Heather, they discover secret doors and a hidden stairway leading to clues of a turn-of-the-century maid who may have been a passenger on the Titanic. Ryan helps search for answers...while using his detective skills to protect Heather and Izzy from a possible stalker.
As fear escalates and questions about the past and the present multiply, will Ryan and Heather find answers in hundred-year-old words, an old steamer trunk...and each other?
Totally spellbinding. The way Melby intertwines various story threads is sheer brilliance. And I love the dual timeline! I was on tenterhooks the whole read waiting to see how the past would collide with the present. And I enjoyed the unpredictability of the plot. Just when I thought it was going to go one way...it didn't. Mysteries abound and my armchair sleuthing muscles got a real workout.
Izzy is precociously adorable and I cheered on her matchmaking attempts with great glee. Because while Ryan was more than willing, Heather was way too cautious. Completely understandable when you get to know her story, but oh, she gave me some nail-biting moments!
A stirring inspirational thread about recognizing God's deep and abiding love plays out in the lives of more than one character -- and it changes them for the better. Awesome stuff.
The kind of novel that carries a reader away into blissful enjoyment.
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